Rich Lady


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NewZealand-Haistings

Maturity based on Hastings

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Peach. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Alexandra, Central Otago +21 days
  • Marlborough +3-4 days
  • Havelock +2 days
  • Twyford -7 days
  • BOP/Waikato +2-5 days
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icon-peach Rich Lady

Description 
An outstanding peach for colour, firmness, shipping qualities and yield potential.  Has a very good flavour when harvested at correct maturity.

  Origin: Zaiger Genetics, California, USA
  Parentage: Amparo o.p.
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Not Known

 

Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

 
 
 
 
 

Fruit

External

  Maturity: January 3 to January 11 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings
  Fruit Size: Medium to large
  Fruit Shape:

Peach - Rounded

  Skin Colour: 95 to 100% dark red to very dark red colour.  Very attractive, bright appearance which has a characteristic glossy finish when mature.

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Yellow to orange/yellow
  Flesh Texture:

Very firm which allows fruit to be harvested at near tree-ripe maturity

  Flavour:

Sub-acid and sweet.  A very good, well balanced peach flavour.

  Stone:

Clingstone.  Not prone to split stones.

Tree

  Cropping: Good.  Productive
  Blossom: Early to mid-season, showy, pink
  Pollination: Self-fertile
  Vigour: Vigorous
  Tree Habit/Form: Upright-spreading

Notes

 

Due to this cultivar having very high colour before maturity, fruit can often be picked immature.  Special attention should be given to ensure the ground colour has changed from green to golden and the fruit is filled out and resulting in a smooth skin.

This peach was remarkable when introduced and still one of the best in its season.  

Some susceptibility to bacterial spotting.

Flavour and flesh firmness and colour are excellent.

 

Shapes of Peach Key

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Oblong
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Ovate
peach-nectarine-Rounded
Rounded
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Slightly
Flat
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Asymmetric
peach-nectarine-Symmetric
Symmetric
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Platycarpic
 
 
 

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